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What is Hazardous Waste?

What is the Definition of Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is waste with particular properties that make it dangerous or makes it capable of having negative effects on human health or the environment. Contaminated materials can be generated from many sources, ranging from California commercial manufacturing processes and industrial wastes.  Hazardous waste can be appear in many forms, including liquids, solids gases and sludges.

Types of California Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste can be found in nearly all types California business’s and industries. Below are types of waste that can be found by type.

RCRA Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Lab Pack Material
  • Ignitable
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Corrosive
  • Reactive
  • Plating Solutions
  • Acids and Caustics
  • Contaminated Soils
  • Toxic Metals
  • Sludges
  • Used Solvents

Liquid Waste Disposal

  • Wastewater Disposal
  • Latex Wastewater
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids
  • Fats, Oils, or Greases
  • Organic Liquids
  • Process Wastewater
  • Industrial Wastewater
  • Other Non-Hazardous Liquids
  • Used Oil and Oily Water

Chemical Waste Disposal

  • Pesticide Disposal
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Ammonia Disposal
  • Chemical Recycling
  • Cyanide Disposal
  • Acid Disposal
  • Acetonitrile Disposal
  • Glycol Disposal
  • Acetone Disposal